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by delaying the confirmation of chuck hagel and john brennan he can force the white house to answer questions about how much president obama knew about the september 11th attack in benghazi. >> i want to know what our president did. what did he do as commander in chief. did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff that the country needs to know. >> reporter: four americans including ambassador chris stevens were killed in an assault on the u.s. consulate. republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. >> this white house has been stalwarting the congress around i'm going to do everything i can to get to the bottom of this and find out what the mistakes were and find out what the president did. >> reporter: graham's willingness to block the nominees has worked once already. last month he signaling he would take action to prevent brennan and hagel's confirmation unless secretary leon panetta and chairman of the joint chiefs of staff testified on benghazi. they were on capitol hill last week, but de
. in a challenge to the white house, senator lindsey graham is vowing to hold up the nominations of chuck hagel to lead the pentagon and john brennan the c.i.a. and the incredible shrinking automobile: lucy craft in tokyo test-drives a new generation of microcar. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news." >> jeff: good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor. the worst winter storm of the season has moved on. but the state of emergency has not. in six northeastern states, here is the latest tonight. the blizzard's death toll stands at 11. 357,000 customers remain without power. 40 million people across the region were affected. the storm dropped record or near record amounts of snow in many locations, with hamden connecticut, recording the single biggest total of all, 40 inches of snow. that's where manual bojorquez is
on the nominations of john brennan for cia drug and chuck hagel for defense secretary to force the white house to answer questions about last year's attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >> i wanted to know what our president did, what did he do as commander-in-chief? did he ever pick up the phone and call anybody? i think this is stuff the country needs to know. >> republicans have accused the administration of misleading the public about the attack. a spokesman for the white house national security council says senators should not play politics with crucial nominations. >>> president obama's state of the union address is expected to focus on the economy. he is set to address job creation and wage growth tomorrow night. the president says he will also discuss upcoming budget fights including the march 1 deadline for automatic defense and domestic cuts known as the sequester. you can watch the state of the union tomorrow night at 6:00 right here on kpix 5 and we'll have a special edition of kpix 5 news right after. >>> the brand-new year on the lunar cal
the nominations of john brennan and chuck hagel pending more answers on the attacks in benghazi last september. >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. >> jeff: there are still 102,000 coalition troops in afghanistan. and today marked a change of command for them. marine general john all when who is in line to become nato's supreme european commander passed the baton to marine general joseph dunford in a ceremony at coalition headquarters in kabul. dharlie-- charlie d'agata was there. >> reporter: this morning general john allen gave up command to fellow marine joseph dunford in an emotional event that at times sound more like a defiant victory speech than a handover ceremony. >> afghan force-- afghan forces defending afghan people and enabling the government of this country to serve its citizens. this is victory, this is what winning looks like. and we should not shrink from using these words. >> reporter: but he himself has admitted he's had a tough 19 months an
graham saying he was going to try to block the nomination of both chuck hagel, and john brennan, unless he gets some answers. is he being serious here david? >> well, i think we don't know. i think, clearly, republicans have signaled they're really worried, particularly about the hagel nomination, and of course the senate is a place where a single senator can often hold things up. it is true there are serious questions what went on in benghazi and also this would be a deeply unusual things to do. there were often serious questions about foreign policy betweens the party and the idea of holding up a nomination-- >> schieffer: two of them. >> two of them would be deeply unusual. >> these are very big appointments. these kinds of things happen all the time with smaller nominations and often we don't even find out who the senator is who is holding up the nomination. but this is, obviously, a very public play on the parent of senator grahams and i suspect there will be negotiations behind the scene. >> schieffer: do you think the republicans will back him? john mccain said he does not favor
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